Please use these resources as a guide to teach, share, learn, and speak about mental illnesses and stigma.
The following posters, flyers, and PowerPoints support conversations surrounding mental illnesses. Print them out, hang them up, and spread the word.
Note: PowerPoint slides can be used on electronic messaging boards or before presentations. Some of the slides do not have content so you can customize them with your own messages.
Flyer: Learn what to say »
Flyer: Stop the silence »
Host a presentation
Here, you’ll find what you need to lead a discussion about mental illness and the Make It OK campaign. The PowerPoint comes with talking points to help guide your meeting. Customize as you like.
The Make It OK campaign also has speakers who can host a workshop. The free workshop can run anywhere between 45 and 60 minutes with discussions centered around mental illness and how to talk about them.
REQUEST A SPEAKER: email@example.com
Are you a company, church, school, or other organization ready to break the silence surrounding mental illness? By implementing Make It OK, you can foster an environment where everyone feels understood and supported. Click the link below for preparation steps in launching your Make It OK initiative.
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News and case studies
Stay up to date with news and stories about Make it OK.
There are many comedians and comedy writers who have battled depression in their lives. The Hilarious World of Depression, sponsored by Make It OK, looks at depression through the eyes of eight comedians. Host John Moe and the comedians he talks to use humor as way to start a conversation to help end the stigma of mental illness.
Subscribe here to listen.
You can also download excerpts of the interviews below.
Donate to Make It OK
Help us spread the word by donating to the Make It OK campaign. With more eyes on our message, we have a better chance of putting an end to mental illness stigma.
The following organizations are recognized experts in improving the lives of people with mental illness. You can also use the Make It OK Interactive Tool or download a simple “tips for talking” reminder card.
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness »
A community of mental health advocates helping those in need receive services, treatment, and support.
NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health »
Working through research to better understand and treat mental illness.
NAMI Minnesota »
Improving the lives of children and adults with mental illness in Minnesota through education and support.
Mental Health Minnesota »
Working to enhance mental health, promote individual empowerment, and increase access for those with mental illness.
Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health »
Promoting positive mental health for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
Contact Make It Ok
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101